The Way a Table Should Be

While you’re reviewing this video of just another armchair fan, which I somehow missed in January, I’d like to address the idea of how the final table is laid out by the LFP. Basically, what happened in 2006-07 is still on the books and that’s my problem. I had been unaware of this little detail… Continue reading The Way a Table Should Be

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Legs and Yellow Cards: Why These Things Matter

I’ve harped on this before, but apparently it bears repeating. Sport is reporting that Peruvian national team midfielder Ranier Torres, a 29-year old who plays for Universitario in Peru, is promising to put the boot in hard against Messi. Specifically he has claimed that he wants to imitate Luis Reyna’s 1985 Peru-Argentina man-marking of, probably… Continue reading Legs and Yellow Cards: Why These Things Matter

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Tidbits From A World at Rest: News in an International Break

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Given that 45 yards is pretty far to head a ball, I’ll give him credit for getting it on target, but damn, that was a Valdes-at-his-worst (Zambrotta-at-his-best?) move by the keeper that would have had the lot of us screaming bloody murder. Note the Velez fans at the… Continue reading Tidbits From A World at Rest: News in an International Break

Are we good for La Liga?

As Gordon Gekko said in the movie “Wall Street,” “Greed is good.” But is it? And what kind of greed are we talking about here? We all know that the Big Two Liga clubs, Barcelona and the Evil Empire, have started the season perfect. Both clubs have also won pretty easily (if you look at… Continue reading Are we good for La Liga?

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Maulaga 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Way to man up.”

As match-changing moments go, this one was huge. Thierry Henry’s thigh injury necessitated a substitution, and thankfully the healing powers of Zlatan Ibrahmovic had him ready and available for duty. And we all know the rest, right? But the important part about this match isn’t any refereeing, or missed decisions, or dirty plays. It’s about… Continue reading Maulaga 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Way to man up.”

Saturday musings: The Yaya and being in the crosshairs

So, Boat Forever and others have been wondering: Why haven’t we seen The Yaya in two consecutive matches now? Worries about a rift between he and Barca managment have cropped up, etc, etc. And now there are the latest rumors, that Citeh will come charging in with a pigpile of money for The Yaya who,… Continue reading Saturday musings: The Yaya and being in the crosshairs

Barca 5, Atletico Madrid 2, a.k.a. “Turd in the punch bowl.”

Dammit, I can’t make this picture any bigger! So it will just have to do. We all know the moment, just after one of the most sublime goals I have seen was struck, by one Zlatan “That was way too much money, we’re stupid for having done it” Ibrahimovic. His price seems like more of… Continue reading Barca 5, Atletico Madrid 2, a.k.a. “Turd in the punch bowl.”

The News, Saturday edition, a.k.a. “All about the Benjamins?”

—Cha-ching! Lionel Messi has warmed hearts and minds by saying that “I want to spend all my career here, in Barcelona.” Which, admittedly, is the right thing to say after a club has just decided to give you something around 12m per annum for kicking a football around better than anyone else on the planet.… Continue reading The News, Saturday edition, a.k.a. “All about the Benjamins?”